Region: Las Nubes
Varietal: Caturra, Catuai, Marseillsa, H1
Farm: Cabo Azul
Altitude: 1,275 MASL
Cupping Notes: Walnut, Apple, Dark Chocolate, Creamy
Recommended Roast:City to Full City+
Good For: Auto Drip, Full Immersion, Espresso
Description: Cabo Azul is in the town of Las Nubes in Jinotega, Nicaragua at 1,275 mts above sea level. The farm has a total of 778ha, with only 314ha planted. The rest is kept as pristine bioreserve. The planted area produces 2,600 60kg bags of caturra, marseillesa, H1 hybrid, and catuai varieties.
In 2000, Rene Morales and Ernesto Fernandez converted the property from a cattle farm to a coffee plantation, paying close attention to quality and land stewardship. The bioreserve on the property is a haven for ocelots, monkeys, and quetzals.
H1 Hybrid is a newer variety, also called Centroamericano, which is a hybrid of Sarchimor and the Ethiopian variety called Rume Sudan. H1 is extremely high yielding and rust resistant yet has an excellent cup quality. Interestingly, the hybrids must be cloned via grafting, as the seeds will not yield a child plant with the same characteristics as the parent. This is very similar to how apple varieties are propagated: planted apple seeds have very little chance of yielding apples suitable for eating.
This coffee is a crowd pleaser with it’s chocolatey and nutty profile, perfect as a daily drinking cup.